Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Minocqua is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Danco Heating & Cooling constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat. First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These straightforward steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Danco Heating & Cooling in Minocqua at 715-356-7000 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.